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Primary Magazine - Issue 81

Created on 22 October 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 03 November 2015 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 81'WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSH!' by Nic Redhead (adaped), some rights reserved
Welcome to another issue of our Primary Magazine, which has now been serving primary teachers for 80 issues with a varied collection of articles related to maths education and mathematics professional development - all of which are accessible through the Primary Magazine Archive.


This month we have the first of three articles which look at assessing the aims of the National Curriculum, starting with fluency.

Maths in the Staff Room suggests ways in which collective teacher discussions - both formal and informal - can form part of the ongoing process of professional learning, and help increase the effectiveness of maths teaching across the school. This month’s article follows on from last month’s and considers how a key mathematical structure, ’doing and undoing’, has relevance across the curriculum.

Seen and Heard provides a specific example of a child’s response to mathematics in a classroom to stimulate thinking and provoke questions about how you would react to similar events in your own classroom. This month a Year 3 pupil makes us think about what children understand about quarters.

If you have a photograph, or an account of a classroom conversation, that might stimulate similar thought, please email it to us. If we publish your suggestion, we’ll put a £20 voucher in the post.

But first, we have a News section, bringing news from the NCETM and beyond to keep you up to date with the fast-changing world of mathematics education.

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